Theme/Style Impressionism, California Regionalism, Social Realism, figurative art, landscapes, portraits
Media Oils, murals
Artistic Focus Ross Dickinson spent much of his career visually celebrating the land where he was born. His California landscapes were described by journalist and artist John Gamble as “thoroughly Californian but...California expressed in an individual manner.” In addition to his noted landscape paintings, Dickinson also excelled at depicting life during the Depression, as typified in his well known work, Box Lunch, depicting a female factory worker on a lunch break in a desolate but urban downtown Los Angeles.
• Interested in art from childhood, Dickinson sold
his first painting at age 15 for 75 cents – dreaming at the time
that he might one day sell others for as much as $75.
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